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Token x 3 - Tokens: Armstrong shoes

From the Collection of Warrnambool and District Historical Society Inc. 2 Gilles Street (south of Merri St) Warrnambool Victoria

001047.1 Round white metal token with penny farthing enclosed in circle on one side and lady’s button up boot. Surrounded by text. Edge plain.
001047.2 Round yellow metal with diagram of astronaut on front surrounded by text. Back has text in centre surrounded by larger text.
001047.3Round yellow metal. Emu and kangaroo with text above and date below. The back image of man surrounded by text.
3.2 cm in diameter x 2 mm in thickness.
Object Registration
armstrong shoe token, dollar token, warrnambool, frankston shoe mart,
Historical information
These tokens are customer reward tokens which can be redeemed for a discount when making a later purchase. The practice of using tokens was prevalent in the early settlement of Australia when shop owners issued tokens as a form of currency. These are three of a number of tokens issued by Armstrong shoes which was established by Max Armstrong who once lived in Warrnambool and helped to run the family shoe business here. He was an excellent rower and on his arrival in Warrnambool worked towards reviving the Warrnambool Rowing Club.
When Made
Circa 1968 -1987
Made By
Stokes Melbourne (Maker)
Interesting items with social and historical significance.
Inscriptions & Markings
001047.1 Armstrong shoe mart old fashion value on front with maker’s name Stokes below penny-farthing. On reverse Armstrong boot and shoe warehouse estab. Four generations Stokes Melb.
001047.2Armstrong’s shoes first on the moon. Armstrong shoe mart Frankston. On the reverse text in centre reads “This $1 token gains $1 each year from 1987 till year 2000 AD when worth $14 off next pair of shoes at Armstrong shoe mart 70 Wells St Frankston. Around rim,” Armstrong inflation proof dollar. Edition limited to 5000.
001047.3 On front Advance Australia 1987. On back Armstrong shoe mart shoex 70 Wells St Frankston Look at you shoes others do. Ian M L Armstrong 1984
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